The Government of Japan has extended a total sum of $ 624,382 (approximately Rs. 100 million) for humanitarian demining in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
The grant contract was signed on 24 January at the Ambassador’s Residence in Colombo, between Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Akira Sugiyama and Delvon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH) Program Manager Ananda Chandrasiri.
Japan has been a major donor in the area of mine clearance in Sri Lanka since 2003, with more than $ 34.5 million in total through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP). This contribution has helped to accelerate and facilitate the resettlement and recommencement of agriculture and other livelihood activities of the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs), aiming to support the 2020 target of the Government of Sri Lanka to be mine impact free.
Source: Daily FT